Zambia blocks third website: Barotse Post

The Zambian government has to blocked Local Access to both and

Meanwhile police in Livingstone have arrested three people who were found with documents printed from Barotse Post.

This is the third website the Zambian government has blocked in the past three months, after they blocked Zambian Watchdog in July and later Zambia reports.

The owners of the Barotse Post have advised that anyone from within Zambia trying to access their websites should use proxies.

‘However, our news updates can still be accessed via the following Facebook and twitter accounts:

Twitter Account’ read a statement from the publishers of the websites.

Meanwhile, Zambia police forces picked up three Barotse nationals in Livingston on Sunday for being in possession of news articles they allegedly downloaded from . The three were immediately taken into police custody and upon interrogation one was set free while two were transported to Mongu Central police over seditious or possibly treasonous charges.

The two transferred to Mongu are a Mr. Akakandelwa Erick and a Pastor Matongo, while Mr. Muyunda was released.

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35 Responses to "Zambia blocks third website: Barotse Post"

  1. Native   September 12, 2013 at 08:05

    Chansa salimu, zambia has had 3 lozi prime ministers before. Western Province is physically a smaller territory to administer. Kabwata, where you probably live, was built under Sikota Wina’s tenure as works minister. Please make objective and meaningful contributions beneficial to ZAMBIA.

  2. Native   September 12, 2013 at 07:55

    Chansa Salima, in the history of zambia, NOT BAROTSELAND, there have been three lozi prime ministers namely Nalumino Mundia, Daniel Lisulo and Malimba Masheke. If you live in Lusaka, take an interest to read the official commissioning plaques on most govt and parastatal buildings, some of them bear these names. If the three lozi men could be prime ministers in a much bigger geographical territory what would stop another lozi administering a physically smaller territory? For your further education kabwata estates was developed under Sikota Wina’s tenure (despite his soiled name from mandrax later) as works minister around 69/70 if my memory serves me right. Nothing’s impossible under the sun. You have upstanding citizens among the bemba like Prof. Kashoki, Elias Chipimo Sr. and Jr. despite the bemba speaking being stigmatized for dishonesty. I hope this teaches you something.

  3. Manyika   September 12, 2013 at 07:07

    Chansa, your ignorance is frightening! Are you, by any chance, aware that even animals in the wild have a government and a hierarchy? What do you mean by saying Lozis need a government do direct them? To you, what is government and who is capable of forming a government? Only your tribespeople? Eish! Even if someone paid you to say this, you should have made an initial analysis of what they want you to say! Many honourable people have said it on this site: think with your brain and not with your tribe!

  4. chansa salimu   September 12, 2013 at 06:39

    Lozi’s cannot lead themselves without government,I mean who do you expect to be their PM?A tiger fish or bream?They act immature and think they know a thing or two about governance.You are just wasting your time,am so glad some have been put behind bars.Barotse land will only be looking like a play ground or zoo if handed to Lozi people n that will never happen.No offence but some Lozi are a disgrace to Zambia.They should be sentenced to life,thumbs up Zambia police n Mr Michael Chilufya Sata.

  5. Manyika   September 12, 2013 at 05:45

    Thank you, Mac! Personally, I am flattered (not ‘frustrated’ as many put it!) and humbled by your observations. Know this, Mac: You, too, are a great mind (which, unfortunately, many people have chosen to misinterpret and misrepresent). You may not know it but I have closely followed the intelligent and unparalleled way you debate matters and, I must say, I have personally drawn a lot of inspiration from your logical thinking! Keep it up and, once more, thank you, Brother!

  6. Manyika   September 12, 2013 at 05:06

    My anger is too valuable to be wasted on you, Nate. All I need is for you to answer the question. Don’t think (even in your wildest dream) that you can threaten me with an arrest. In the US, they say “Know War Know Freedom.” So being arrested doesn’t scare me at all! So I repeat: what are you and how are you different (in how you are created) from a Lozi? Any justification or untruth that warrants God being left out of this? Common, show that you are intelligent by logically answering a simple question!

  7. M' Zambia   September 11, 2013 at 15:25

    Lozi’s this one thing you know is that we love you. You are not going anywhere without us and we are not going anywhere without you. You are a part of us and we are a part of you. Discontent is in every part of rural Zambia. Rural Zambia has been disenfranchised and we need to fight together for the Economic Emancipation of rural folk.

  8. Skeleton   September 11, 2013 at 14:20

    Sara and Native you’re truly people of high calibre and truly comprehend liberties, justice and freedom. Its people like you who the world need(s).
    You understand the fundamental necessities of symbolic interactionism of people’s rights. You have humor and integrity and you contentially have manifestated the Barotseland Agreement 64.

    As for Nate, Jeromy and Kenzo are just of useful idiots. They can’t understand anything, all they resolve is to call others names and insults. Thats their level, antagonism is the pillow. Functionalism levels are is shallowly low.
    Its our tautologicalism to express out our epistomology of Barotseland. You can close the website but you can’t close people’s rights, freedoms, justice and liberty.
    We are not monkeys, no, we are not hyenas, no, not at all, but Barotselanders, people, human beings like any other, Created in the Image of God. People have rights, individualism if you like, a group as a collateral society in agreement to respect each other, just like we would love to be respected by others to thy self.
    Autonomatic rights are fundamentaly justified in any democratic society. Self determination is a right, just a rights to property, to liberty, freedom and justice etc.
    No man should forcefuly check what the other man or a neighbor is eating in their own house. No one tells you what to eat, when, how, why and where. You eat because the body is conditioned to eat, it eats food to survive or else. So is seeking justice, fairness, equity, peace and love.
    We humans can’t live without justice, rights, freedom or order, I would imagin the chaotic society. Atleast its only here where they don’t repsect contracts, agreements, treaties of good faith but only good at destroying historical values of culture and traditions which have been passed from generation to the next and so on and so forth.
    Its our deontological wish to respect our history of Barotseland.
    You can take a Lozi away from Barotseland but you CAN NOT take Barotseland away from a Lozi. Thus the truth because nothing but the truth, only truth sets all living things free.

  9. Native   September 11, 2013 at 12:15

    My brother Manyika, BA 64 is an uncomplicated agreement that’s simple and straight forward. Thus it is easy even for a simple person like me to understand. I’m not as sophisticated as you imagine. Why would we need electronic diagnostic equipment to plug a leaking dugout canoe?

  10. FINTU FYENU   September 11, 2013 at 11:51

    One Zambia , One Nation

    • Maano   September 12, 2013 at 08:58

      You may be right, but is it One Zambia One State? Remember that the Preamble in the Zambian Constitution only included the Unitary tag and the Christian Nation declaration in 1996 – bothered to find out why?

      • Manyika   September 12, 2013 at 10:42

        Malume, it’s been rather long! Welcome back!

  11. Manyika   September 11, 2013 at 06:05

    My Bible tells me that all human beings (including the Lozis) were created in the image of God. You, Nate, are saying Lozis are monkeys who should be caged. In essence, you are saying God is a monkey, huh? And what are you, by the way, since you are not a human being created in God’s image?

    • nate   September 11, 2013 at 06:32

      Chakukalipa,so you r one of the Guys promoting anarchy mu Zambia,jst come out in the open.Don’t rush to involve God mu ma issues aya greed like these barostelists.Stand up and fight kaili naiwe bakumange,Boma ni boma wamvela,

  12. Manyika   September 11, 2013 at 05:58

    Is there anything truer than this? Nothing whatsoever! Excellent observation, Mwanaa Boma!

  13. nate   September 11, 2013 at 05:35

    Ati Barosteland citizens my foot.Cage the monkeys ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION,

  14. Manyika   September 11, 2013 at 05:30

    You are realising this rather too late! However, you can still do something to salvage the situation: leave them alone to chart the course of their destiny! Anything else is wishful thinking. No amount of arresting, maiming and killing will produce the results you expect. The die is cast!

  15. Native   September 11, 2013 at 05:08

    Soon after getting into govt President Sata caused the Barotse Agreement of may 1964 to be published in the Post and GOVT OWNED NEWSPAPERS. What I read did not amount to sedition nor did it go anywhere near suggesting secession. What I read and comprehended was the basis on which the UNITY of the Republic of Zambia is FOUNDED. It is an excellent model for decentralisation. WHERE IS THE MISUNDERSTANDING? It’s probably very clear to me because I’m not a politician. The spirit and intent of that pact is very very clear. That’s why we need to replace these political “dinosaurs” because they see obstacles where there is opportunity. I had no knowledge of those barotse sites but will now access them to try and understand where the misunderstanding is and who’s causing it.

    • Manyika   September 11, 2013 at 05:39

      Native, you portray a lot of sense and intelligence in the way you articulate these issues, Man! The nation stands to benefit from such analytical minds but, alas! who of the current breed of politicians wants to surround himself with learned people? They find security and solace in dullards like them!

  16. Morsi Mohamad   September 11, 2013 at 04:54

    Dictators are cowards. They dread things which any normal human being does not.

    • Manyika   September 11, 2013 at 06:23

      The message about an excellent observation by Mwanaa Boma (Muhamad Morsi) was replying to this – not where it has been slotted!

  17. Kaponya   September 10, 2013 at 23:54

    Lawyers should use these court cases as proxies to test the validity of the BA64 in Zambian courts. if BA64 is valid then what is happening is not sedition or treason. This should be turned round as the ANC did with the Rivonia trial in the 1960s that challenged the validity of Apartheid. This is a wonderful opportunity!!!!

  18. Zioneke   September 10, 2013 at 22:12

    I am accessing the site using operamin.

    • kachinyo   September 11, 2013 at 15:01

      Thanx…we gotta block operamini too!

  19. Spectator Kalaki   September 10, 2013 at 21:23

    I hadn’t even heard of the Barotse Post, but now the government has helpfully drawn my attention to it, I’ll be checking it regularly.

  20. Jerome   September 10, 2013 at 18:47

    Ati barotseland goverment continue dreaming useful idiots

    • Manyika   September 10, 2013 at 20:52

      This coming from a kaponya like Jerome has no impact on Lozi resoluteness! As I have always pointed out: a mad person looks at normal people and thinks they are the mad ones! Similarly, a useful idiot looks at normal citizens and thinks they are idiots!

  21. ganjja farmer   September 10, 2013 at 18:42

    is runing online media ilegal or legal in zed?

  22. Real zambian   September 10, 2013 at 17:01

    Leaders may use any weapon to block a revolution, but when it has been decided by the Oppressed nothing works. I don’t think blocking of websites is a solution in matters affecting Pf and Zambians.

  23. Subulwa-mbuyu   September 10, 2013 at 16:59

    Another way to access these three newspapers is to use apple computers and IPAD. I can’t access them on my desk top but my IPAD can.

  24. pompwe   September 10, 2013 at 16:44

    what is wrong in zambia kanshi..?is it the regime or our laws..?

    • KENZU   September 11, 2013 at 04:58

      The Lozis ar a problem, potential trouble makers.

      • Mac   September 11, 2013 at 09:54

        @Kenzu, you are an idiot. Your level of ignorance is threatening and if you have kids, to which I doubt, I wonder what will become of them in this competitive world. What makes you think Lozis are trouble makers? Is it because their website that’s been blocked? Are they also the ones running zambian watchdog and zambia reports? Learn to read and comprehend issues and not just comenting-exposing your ignorance to the masses.

        If zambia was full of people like Native, Sara and Manyika, it wud be a great country for all of us to live in. These are great analytical minds. I am a great follower of these guys I must say.

  25. SMITH   September 10, 2013 at 16:27

    How about documents of Identity or the IDs so to say? We want Barotse Citizenship now.

    • Manyika   September 12, 2013 at 06:02

      Yes! It’s better to eat mushrooms in freedom than feed on meat in slavery!